English Premiership

Marcos Rojo signs new deal at United

2018-03-16 16:47
Marcos Rojo (Getty Images)

London - Jose Mourinho favourite Marcos Rojo has signed a new deal at Manchester United that will keep him at the club until at least 2021.

The 27-year-old defender, whose progress was halted by a knee injury last April, returned to make 10 appearances this season but has been sidelined since early February.

"Since I joined Manchester United, it has been everything I thought it would be and more," said the Argentine international, who has penned a new deal until 2021, with the option of a further year.

"I am extremely happy to extend my stay at this great club," added Rojo, who joined the Premier League side from Sporting Lisbon in 2014.

"When I joined, my aim was to help the team win trophies and we have done that over the past couple of seasons."

Manager Jose Mourinho praised the defender's commitment to the club.

"Marcos has gone from strength to strength over the past couple of seasons, and has always shown great professionalism," the Portuguese boss said.

"Although his injury has kept him sidelined over these past few weeks, Marcos is working hard to return to full fitness.

"He is always ready to put his body on the line for this club and I am delighted he has signed a new contract."

NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Who will claim the Premier League title at the end of the 2018/19 season?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season has wrapped up. For all the season highlights - and lowlights - be sure to visit Sport24!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.